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Pandemic Leads to Rise in Violence Against Women in Arab Societies, UN Study Finds

Arab women have been disproportionately affected by measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus and domestic violence has increased in the Arab region.

Palestinian Women Say Planned Increase in Legislative Council Representation Not Enough

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree this week, amending the Palestinian election law.

Abbas Seeks United Stance With Amman, Cairo Ahead of Talking to Biden

The Media Line — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas conducted his first diplomatic tour of the year, meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Aqaba...

Israel to Saudi Arabia: ‘One Hand Can’t Clap’

Israel’s Foreign Ministry directed a message to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the International Day for Tolerance − celebrated each year on November 16 − which raised questions regarding possible rapprochement between the two countries following Israel’s recent peace agreements with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan.

Palestinian Authority Seen Losing Control of Pandemic

The epidemiological situation in the West Bank has become extremely dangerous, say experts, who blame the lack of both a government strategy and a commitment by citizens.

Biden Victory Could Affect Intra-Palestinian Reconciliation

THE MEDIA LINE — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, expressing hope that...

To Bypass Israel’s Sanctions on Banks, Former Security Prisoners to Become PA Employees

THE MEDIA LINE — To circumvent Israeli sanctions on the Palestinian banking system, the Palestinian Authority decided this week to permanently cease paying monthly...

Hizbullah Delays Formation of Lebanese Government

THE MEDIA LINE — Lebanese President Michel Aoun tasked former prime minister Saad Hariri on October 22 with forming a government, but the powerful...

Despite Jump in Coronavirus Cases, Jordan Holding Election

THE MEDIA LINE — Jordanians will head to the polls to elect a new parliament on November 10, even though the Hashemite kingdom has...

PA Panel Chief: Israel Using COVID-19 as Expansionist Cover

The coronavirus crisis has done nothing to slow the Israeli government’s settlement activities in the West Bank, the head of the Palestinian Authority’s Colonization...

Amid COVID-19 Threat, NGOs Bring Palestinians Aid That Israel Considers Illegal

Israelis are wary of Palestinian moves in East Jerusalem.

Officials Deny Palestinian Worker Near Israeli Checkpoint Had Coronavirus

  The man, whose image was circulated in a video on social media, was described as having a COVID-19 symptom Palestinian and Israeli authorities denied that...

Jordan Cancels ‘Island of Peace’ Lease Agreement With Israel

Bending to domestic pressure, including a protest on Oct. 19 that saw Jordanians take to the streets of Amman, Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced...

Strikeout Over Syria?

The United States, Great Britain and France on April 13 launched a coordinated military strike targeting three chemical weapons facilities in Syria, in response...

Jordan’s King Torn Between His Government, His People and Israel

Jordanian King Abdullah II appears stuck between implementing an agreement reached in January to end a monthslong standoff with Israel and satisfying the will...

Palestinians Changing Laws on ‘Honor Killings’

March is a special month for women. There was International Women’s Day on the 8th and Mother’s Day in the Palestinian territories is on...

The Jerusalem Embassy Minefield

Trump ponders his moves—moving the US embassy, recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—or neither United States President Donald Trump will decide Monday whether to sign...